The Ambassador spoke with the students about the road to success and the challenges they may face, and the importance of enjoying one’s work as it can be their best source for motivation: “You need to be in harmony with yourself to be the engine of your own development," he advised. He also said that people not adhering to the law and the misuse and abuse of the law by the state makes it harder for a country to have a healthy state system. Students were engaged in the talk and asked the guest many questions. On being asked about how to achieve success while living in times of such conflict, he advised, "AUIS gives you the chance to express and converse about these issues. Enjoy the pain of learning, which is a rewarding process," said the Ambassador.
Wednesday 15, 2017 - The Consul General of the Netherlands to Erbil, Janet Alberda, visited the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) for an exclusive roundtable discussion with students. The event served as an open debate for students to ask questions and talk freely about the Netherlands’ and the European Union’s missions in Iraq. The discussions were mainly centered on topics like migration, politics, demining, economic reform and education. Consul General Alberda, also asked students questions about their future plans in an attempt to understand the youth’s points of view on the democratic system, migration, freedom of speech, and transparency in Iraq and its Kurdistan Region. The talk proved very fruitful and engaging, and AUIS hopes to hold similar discussions in the future.